Florida surpassed 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 when about 15,000 new cases were identified Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health.
Overall, Sunshine State appears to be third in the nation for most cases of COVID-19 reported to date, California and Texas, the two most populous states, being first and second, respectively.
In addition, there were 156 new deaths in Florida from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total coronavirus-related deaths to 23,227.
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In the midst of the naked news, there is also a glimmer of hope when state health officials noted that more than 648,000 people in the state have been vaccinated against COVID-1